Norfolk: Sea Palling
William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883
[Transcription copyright © Peter Green]
PALLING, a small fishing village and parish on the sea-coast, 18 miles N.E. of Norwich, and 4 miles E. by N. of Stalham, is in Smallburgh union, Happing hundred, Happing and Tunstead petty sessional division, North Walsham county court district, Norwich bancruptcy district, Stalham polling district of North Norfolk, Happing division of Waxham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry.
It has a rateable value of £1692, and had 459 inhabitants in 1881, and 830A. 3R. 23P. of land. George Cubitt owns the greater part of the soil. George Randall Johnson, Esq., of Waxham Hall, is lord of the manor.
The CHURCH (St. Margaret) is a plain thatched fabric, comprising nave, chancel, south porch, and square embattled tower with one bell. In the nave is a tombstone stripped of its brasses, and in the chapel is a piscina. The church is partly pewed, but has some open benches with poppy heads. Rev. Henry L. Rumsey is impropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the discharged vicarage, which was valued in the King's Book at £2. 6s. 8d., and has been augmented with £800 of Queen Anne's Bounty, vested in 20A. 3R. 27P. of land at Hickling. It is consolidated with Waxham rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. H. Ready, M.A., of Hickling. The tithes here were commuted in 1838 - the rectorial for £162. 18s., and the vicarial for £93. 8s. per annum.
Here is a chapel, built in 1860, at a cost of £105, and used by the Baptists. The Primitive Methodists have also a chapel, built in 1878, at a cost of £340, and containing £170 [sic] sittings.
The SCHOOL is used by the children of both Palling and Waxham. A School Board for the united parishes of Palling and Waxham has been established here, and consists of the Rev. Henry Ready, B.A. (chairman), George Cubitt (vice-chairman), William Thompson, John Gedge, Wm. French, secretary, and W.H. Cooke of Stalham, clerk.
The coast-guard station was established here in 1820, and has now an officer and six men attached to it. Here are about 40 beachmen and 40 fishermen, employing several small fishing boats. In 1858, the National Lifeboat Association gave a fine lifeboat to the beachmen. There are two lifeboats stationed here, also a life-saving apparatus.
The Poor's Allotment, 14 acres, was awarded at the enclosure in 1812, and is let on lease till 1870, at a rent of £17. 10s. per annum, which is distributed in coals to the poor.
POST OFFICE at Mr Alfred Feather's. Letters from Norwich, viâ Stalham, arrive at 9.30 a.m., and depart at 1.45 p.m. Stalham is the nearest Money Order Office.
Barber William farmer; h Catfield Beevor George farmer Bishop Benjamin carpenter Bond Benjamin farmer Broom Samuel victualler, Cock inn Brown John shoemaker Crow German carrier Cubitt George farmer, owner, and surveyor, The Hall Durrant William butcher & shopkpr Empson Jacob shoemaker Feather Alfd. grcr. drpr. & Post Office French Edwd. secty. to Life Boat stn Grapes John farmer and owner Greengrass Samuel Richmond grocer, draper and overseer Grice James blacksmith Hale -- grocer and draper Johnstone Miss Jhnna. Brd. schlmstrss Knights Edward cartowner Littlewood John farmer and carrier Plummer Robert farmer Pestle John shoemaker Pestle Walter coxswain of lifeboat Ready Rev. Hy. B.A. vcr.; h. Hickling Riches James farmer, and superintendent to Commissioners of Sewers for the Sea Bank Sadler William parish clerk Thompson William farmer and owner Tuck Thomas carpenter and wheelwright Warnes Hewling Luson (exors.) mlrs Wharton Robert beerhouse Wheeler Ambrose chief officer, coast-guard station Woodrow William farmer Wright James blacksmith
CARRIERS - German Crow and John Littlewood, to Yarmouth, on Sat.
NOTE by Peter Green - in this extract, the Rev. H. Ready is shown as a B.A. in two references and an M.A. in the first. Entries in other documents have always referred to him as an M.A.
See also the Sea Palling parish page.
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